Lucuma (Loo-Ku-Mah) is a popular South American fruit with a full-bodied maple and butterscotch flavor and a rich, orange/yellow pulp like a cross between sweet potato and avocado. Honored both spiritually and culinarily in Peru since ancient times, it is rarely left out of celebrations and is an extremely versatile and tasty snack and dessert item.
Reintroduced to North America in 1989 by the definitive book "Lost Crops of the Incas," lucuma has become a popular health food with sweet flavor, iron, and slow-acting carbohydrates that provide long-lasting energy without spiking your blood sugar.
- One of the most popular superfood fruits of South America
- Sweet, delicious flavor with hints of maple and butterscotch
- A mild-flavored, sweet addition to desserts, trail mixes, energy bars and granola
raw organic lucuma
Ancient archeological sites dating back thousands of years have revealed carvings and ceramics depicting the central role of lucuma in traditional Peruvian life. It is a hardy, drought-resistant tree yielding nutritious fruit, and is both a valuable export crop and a sustainable staple for the people of Peru.
Fair and fresh
During peak ripeness, fresh lucuma fruits are harvested and transported to an organic and NOP certified processing facility, where the fruit is washed, skinned and the seeds and flesh are separated by hand.
fair trade lucuma farmers
raw lucuma fruit
Sweet and simple
Once the dried lucuma reaches the optimum moisture level, it is machine-ground to a fine powder and sealed in moisture-proof bags for shipping to our facility.
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